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What is a Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage : Meaning

Remedial massage is basically a variety of therapeutic techniques which can be used to assess and treat damaged areas in your body, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. Through this systematic approach we can assist the body in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.

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What is the difference between massage and remedial massage?

There’s a big difference between massage and remedial massage. In general, massage is designed to relieve muscle tension and restore joint range of motion. Deep tissue and/ or relaxation massages are wonderful as they improve general health & well-being, whereas remedial massages focuses on the areas that need rehabilitation and/or managing pain within the body.

For best results, all sessions begins with a systematic assessment of the body to determine which treatment plan will be best suited for you. Whether that is a remedial massage or deep tissue/ relaxation massage, you will be left feeling highly satisfied and see an overall improvement within your body.

What can I expect from a remedial massage?

Remedial massage is one of the most effective treatments for a wide range of issues such as aches, pains, sports injuries and headaches.

There are several techniques that may be used to help you reduce pain or heal an injury, such as trigger point therapy, cupping, deep tissue massage. 

The main goals of remedial massage are:

  • to reduce muscle tensions to promote the return of normal soft tissue length & joint Range Of Motion.
  • to increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly to injured areas.
  • remove any adhesion/tension, damaged cells and scar tissue resulting from injury.
  • to manage pain and injuries during rehabilitation.

What is better deep tissue or Remedial massage?

Deep tissue massage is the best type of massage for those seeking an all-over body massage. It’s excellent for treating anxiety & muscle tension, tight joints, stimulating circulation, and also helps promote stress reduction & relaxation.

Remedial massage is a focused treatment and ideal for those with chronic pain and injuries that requires an in-depth approach and diagnosis.

The Royal Masseur massaging man on a massage table

Should you be sore after remedial massage?

Depending on the severity of your body’s condition will determine the ‘soreness’ you’ll be feeling post-massage.

You should definitely feel more energy after a massage and improved movement around your joints.

The initial pain you feel is your body repairing all the muscle tissues which were manipulated during your session. This is an automatic internal response as your body heals itself.

A massage is a great way to make your muscles feel relaxed. It can also help ease soreness, reduce injuries and relieve stiffness.

How often should you get remedial massage?

Regular massage is essential for maintaining good health and well-being. It helps keep our systems working optimally, and it can prevent serious injury from repetitive strains and bad daily habits.

Maintenance massage is recommended every 3 weeks, otherwise monthly treatments will suffice depending on your life’s schedule.

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